Soderquist College of Business

Online Studies in Organizational Leadership


Heinrich (department head)

Organizational Leadership

Student Learning Outcomes for Organizational Leadership

The Organizational Leadership degree is a diverse, compressed program that is designed to address the needs of varied learners including: mid-career organizational members who are seeking to equip themselves to advance their opportunities for advancement and less work-experienced learners who have an interest in developing the foundational organizational tools, knowledge and personal skills necessary for organizational success. This curriculum, created with a uniquely Christian worldview, develops and equips learners in ways that are relevant to leadership in a broad range of organizational contexts.

The OL major should achieve the following outcomes:

Effective Communication:  Communicate effectively and professionally in various contexts using diverse techniques and contemporary media.

Critical Reasoning and Research: Conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to address questions, perform analyses, understand and apply results, reach conclusions, and assess impact.

Global Leadership and Teams: Understand the servant leadership model and be able to lead individuals and teams to perform effectively in global and culturally diverse contexts.

Business Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrate skills and knowledge relevant to a leadership and management focus necessary for professional growth and success in global and culturally-diverse contexts.

Christian Worldview: anticipate, identify, and resolve moral, ethical, and legal dilemmas through their understanding and application of the Christian worldview.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL) degree

1. General Education – 42 hours

English Composition - 6 hrs
Humanities/Fine Arts - 9 hrs*
Natural Science - 3 hrs
Mathematics - 3 hrs
Natural Science/Math - 3 hrs
Social/Behavioral Science - 9 hrs*
Health/Physical Education - 3 hrs
Biblical Studies - 6 hrs**

These hours are in addition and separate from the hours in the program requirements.

*Maximum 8 hours in one discipline

** If you have not had Biblical Studies courses, online options are available at JBU -- talk with your advisor if you need to fulfill this requirement.

2. Courses specified by this program - 51 hours

ATG 3513 Accounting for Managers

BUS 1123 Business Communication

BUS 3013 Research and Statistical Concepts

BUS 3113 Spreadsheet Analytics

BUS 4253 Business Law and Ethics

BUS 4433 Critical Analysis and Reasoning

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

COR 1103 Orientation to Learning

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

FIN 4023 Finance for Managers

MGT 2173 Principles of Management

MKT 2143 Principles of Marketing

OL 4113 Foundations of Leadership

OL 4123 Leading and Managing Organizational Change

OL 4323 Leading Teams and Coalition Building

OL 4993 OL Integration and Applied Learning Capstone

3. Additional approved college credit (hours outside of the program) - 31 hours

These hours should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Requirements for minor in Leadership

Student must successfully complete 12 hours.

BUS 1123 Business Communication

OL 4113 Foundations of Leadership

OL 4123 Leading and Managing Organizational Change

OL 4323 Leading Teams and Coalition Building

Note: Maximum 3 hours of transfer credit allowed

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